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  • Objectives
    In partnership with the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the two-year Diploma in Music will allow you to pursue further studies in music in the fields of performance, composition or music education. The emphasis of this program is on performance. Supported by some of the finest music teachers and performers in Victoria, you will receive intensive one-on-one studio instruction in your chosen instrument learning new repertoire and techniques, enhancing your practice skills and technical fluency, and developing excellence in performance.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Music
  • Course description
    You can undertake classical performance studies in any of the following instruments: piano, pipe organ, harpsichord, voice, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. For a well-rounded education, you will also study music theory and harmony, music history, musicianship (aural skills), and participate in ensembles.

    Year 1
    Academic Term 1 (Fall)     Credits

    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    MUS 100     First Instrument: Classical 1     3.0
    MUS 110     Music History 1     3.0
    MUS 120     Harmony 1     3.0
    MUS 122     Musicianship 1     1.0
    One of:            
    MUS 140     Chamber Orchestra 1     2.0
      or            
      MUS 142     Conservatory Chorale 1     2.0
      or            
      MUS 146     Wind Ensemble 1     2.0
    Total Credits     15.0
     
    Academic Term 2 (Winter)     Credits

    ENGL 160     English Literature     3.0
    MUS 101     First Instrument: Classical 2     3.0
    MUS 111     Music History 2     3.0
    MUS 121     Harmony 2     3.0
    MUS 123     Musicianship 2     1.0
    One of:            
    MUS 141     Chamber Orchestra 2     2.0
      or            
      MUS 143     Conservatory Chorale 2     2.0
      or            
      MUS 147     Wind Ensemble 2     2.0
    Total Credits     15.0
         
    First Instrument Studies Composition Major
    Taken in lieu of MUS 100 and MUS 101      
    MUS 102     First Instrument: Composers 1     2.0
    MUS 103     First Instrument : Composers 2     2.0
    MUS 106     Composition Study 1     2.0
    MUS 107     Composition Study 2     2.0
    Total Credits     32.0
           
    Year 2
    Academic Term 1 (Fall)     Credits

    MUS 200     First Instrument:  Classical 3     3.0
    MUS 210     Music History 3     3.0
    MUS 220     Harmony 3     3.0
    MUS 222     Musicianship 3     1.0
    One of:            
    MUS 240     Chamber Orchestra 3     2.0
      or            
      MUS 242     Conservatory Chorale 3     2.0
      or            
      MUS 246     Wind Ensemble 3     2.0
    MUS, JAZZ or non-music Univeristy Transfer electives     3.0
    Total Credits     15.0
           
    Academic Term 2 (Winter)     Credits

    MUS 201     First Instrument:  Classical 4     3.0
    MUS 211     Music History 4     3.0
    MUS 221     Harmony 4     3.0
    MUS 223     Musicianship 4     1.0
    One of:            
    MUS 241     Chamber Orchestra 4     2.0
      or            
      MUS 243     Conservatory Chorale 4     2.0
      or            
      MUS 247     Wind Ensemble 4     2.0
    MUS, JAZZ or non-music University Transfer electives     3.0
    Total Credits     15.0
           
    First Instrument Studies Composition Major
         
    Taken in lieu of MUS 200 and MUS 201:      
    MUS 202     First Instrument: Composers     2.0
    MUS 203     First Instrument: Composers 4     2.0
    MUS 206     Composition Study 3     2.0
    MUS 207     Composition Study 4     2.0
           
    Elective Requirements for Composition Major
    Taken in lieu of electives:      
    MUS 170     Media Skills and Technology 1     1.0
    MUS 171     Media Skills and Technology 2     1.0
    MUS 274     Introduction to Conducting 1     1.0
    MUS 275     Introduction to Conducting 1     1.0
    Total Credits     30.0
           
    Elective Requirements for Keyboard
    Taken in lieu of electives:      
    MUS 152     Piano Pedagogy & LIterature 1     2.0
      or            
      MUS 252     Piano Pedagogy & Literature 3     2.0
    MUS 153     Piano Pedagogy & LIterature 2     2.0
      or            
      MUS 253     Piano Pedagogy & Literature 4     2.0
    MUS, JAZZ or non-Music University Transfer electives     2.0
    Total Credits     6.0
     
    Additional required courses for Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar and Composition for those whose first instrument is not keyboard
    MUS 227     Keyboard Skills 4     1.0
     
    Elective Options
    JAZZ 112     Survey of Jazz History 1     2.0
    JAZZ 113     Survey of Jazz History 2     2.0
    JAZZ 124     Jazz Language 1     3.0
    JAZZ 125     Jazz Language 2     3.0
    MUS 126     Keyboard Skills 1     1.0
    MUS 127     Keyboard Skills 2     1.0
    MUS 130     Chamber Music 1     1.0
    MUS 131     Chamber Music 2     1.0
    MUS 132     Collaborative Piano 1     1.0
    MUS 133     Collaborative Piano 2     1.0
    JAZZ 134     Jazz Combo and Improvisation 1     1.0
    JAZZ 135     Jazz Combo and Improvisation 2     1.0
    MUS 140     Chamber Orchestra 1     2.0
    MUS 141     Chamber Orchestra 2     2.0
    MUS 142     Conservatory Chorale 1     2.0
    MUS 143     Conservatory Chorale 2     2.0
    JAZZ 144     Jazz Orchestra 1     1.0
    JAZZ 145     Jazz Orchestra 2     1.0
    MUS 146     Wind Ensemble 1     2.0
    MUS 147     Wind Ensemble 2     2.0
    MUS 150**     Flute Pedagogy & Literature 1     2.0
    MUS 151**     Flute Pedagogy & Literature 2     2.0
    MUS 152     Piano Pedagogy & Literature 1     2.0
    MUS 153     Piano Pedagogy & Literature 2     2.0
    MUS 154*     Strings Pedagogy / Literature 1     2.0
    MUS 155*     Strings Pedagogy / Literature 2     2.0
    MUS 156     Voice Pedagogy & Literature 1     2.0
    MUS 157     Voice Pedagogy & Literature 2     2.0
    MUS 160*     Italian Diction 1     1.0
    MUS 161*     Italian Diction 2     1.0
    MUS 162*     Drama and Movement 1     1.0
    MUS 163*     Drama and Movement 2     1.0
    MUS 170     Media Skills and Technology 1     1.0
    MUS 171     Media Skills and Technology 2     1.0
    MUS 172     Post-1900 Score Study 1     1.0
    MUS 173     Post-1900 Score Study 2     1.0
    MUS 190     Performance 1 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 191     Performance 2 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 192     Music 1 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 193     Music 2 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 208     AVCM Recital 1     1.0
    MUS 209     AVCM Recital 2     1.0
    JAZZ 212     Survey of Jazz History 3     2.0
    JAZZ 213     Survey of Jazz History 4     2.0
    JAZZ 224     Jazz Composition & Arranging 1     3.0
    JAZZ 225     Jazz Composition & Arranging 2     3.0
    MUS 226     Keyboard Skills 3     1.0
    MUS 227     Keyboard Skills 4     1.0
    MUS 228     AVCM Theory Enrichment 1     1.0
    MUS 229     AVCM Theory Enrichment 2     1.0
    MUS 230     Chamber Music 3     1.0
    MUS 231     Chamber Music 4     1.0
    MUS 232     Collaborative Piano 3     1.0
    MUS 233     Collaborative Piano 4     1.0
    JAZZ 234     Jazz Combo and Improvisation 3     1.0
    JAZZ 235     Jazz Combo and Improvisation 4     1.0
    MUS 240     Chamber Orchestra 3     2.0
    MUS 241     Chamber Orchestra 4     2.0
    MUS 242     Conservatory Chorale 3     2.0
    MUS 243     Conservatory Chorale.4     2.0
    JAZZ 244     Jazz Orchestra 3     1.0
    JAZZ 245     Jazz Orchestra 4     1.0
    MUS 246     Wind Ensemble 3     2.0
    MUS 247     Wind Ensemble 4     2.0
    MUS 250**     Flute Pedagogy & Literature 3     2.0
    MUS 251**     Flute Pedagogy & Literature 4     2.0
    MUS 252     Piano Pedagogy & Literature 3     2.0
    MUS 253     Piano Pedagogy & Literature 4     2.0
    MUS 254*     Strings Pedagogy / Literature 3     2.0
    MUS 255*     Strings Pedagogy / Literature 4     2.0
    MUS 256     Voice Pedagogy & Literature 3     2.0
    MUS 257     Voice Pedagogy & Literature 4     2.0
    MUS 260*     French Diction     1.0
    MUS 261*     German Diction     1.0
    MUS 270     Business of Music 1     1.0
    MUS 271     Business of Music 2     1.0
    MUS 272     Post-1900 Score Study 3     1.0
    MUS 273     Post-1900 Score Study 4     1.0
    MUS 274     Conducting 1     1.0
    MUS 275     Conducting 2     1.0
    MUS 290     Performance 3 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 291     Performance 4 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 292     Music 3 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0
    MUS 293     Music 4 Directed Studies     1.0-4.0

    *Offered in alternate years; subject to minimum enrolment.
    **Offered on a rotating schedule, subject to minimum class enrolments. Students may enter at any point in the cycle.

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